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Branden Markieth Jeray SmithFebruary 23, 1987 ~ September 14, 2017 (age 30)
There’s going to be very painful moments in your life that will change your entire world in a matter of minutes. These moments will change YOU. Let them make your stronger, smarter and kinder. But don’t you go and become someone that you are not. Cry. Scream if you have to. Then you straighten out that crown and keep it moving…
Branden Markieth Jeray Smith was born in Portland, Oregon to the parents of Arlisa Smith and James Smith. Branden was a family man who worked hard to support his family and loved his children very well. He went out of his way to make sure everyone he encountered with knew he loved them. He helped any and everybody and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.
Branden went home to the Lord to join his grandfather’s: Thomas Ray Maxie, James Smith Sr., Elmer Smith. Grandmother: Barbara Smith Aunts: Addie B. Taylor, Patricia Smith, Pamela Smith, Beverly Hicks, Deeta Smith, Deborah Smith: Uncles: Eric Smith, William (Billy) Tinned. Nephew: Baby Ashton.
Branden leaves many memories to cherish to his mother: Arlisa Brooks: Step-Father: Ernest L. Brooks “Uncle Daddy” According to Branden: Grandmother: Ophelia Maxie: Step Grandfather: Foster Harris, Brothers: James Smith, Joshua Henderson, Delwin Brown, Marques Hardges Ernest L. Brooks II (Scratch): Sisters: Malkiea Smith, Clover Brooks, Aris Brooks, Destini Brooks: Wife: Sharde Washington: Children: Branden Smith Jr., Jalen Smith, Princess Smith, Corey Lewis Uncles: Calvin Smith, Uncle Clyde, Glenn Tinned, Derrick Young, Fred Smith, Dennis Smith, Dale Smith, William (Uncle Shorty), Jack Edwards: Aunts: Yolanda Smith, Christell Smith, Arsena Smith, Lisa Smith. Nieces:Mai’Auna Meneses, KhaMai Smith, Delores Smith. Nephew: Malik Meneses, Sir Charles Washington: In-Laws: Tracey Bennet, Kiarra Sullivan, Brandon Washington, Bobby Washington, Kevin Simms, Felipe Meneses. Cousins: Josyiah Brooks, Avalina Fortson, Shane and Tenisha SmithWilliam McRae, Vanesa Owens, Ebony Riggins, Wanda, Dee and Pam Edwards. Willie Earl Edwards, Kylea and Dominique Hines. A hosts of uncles, aunts, nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews, friends and in laws. I’m sure I have missed some names but please forgive me due to my memory.
“Today is not to be content to feel my loss, but instead to share the memories of the time we shared”
Branden M J Smith
AKA: Haji, Smitty, Farfen and McGuyver
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